Tim Zoehrer

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Tim Zoehrer
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
Domestic team information
Years Team
1980–1994 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 10 22
Runs scored 246 130
Batting average 20.50 10.83
100s/50s –/1 –/1
Top score 52* 50
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 18/1 21/2
Source: Cricinfo, 12 December 2005

Timothy Joseph Zoehrer (born 25 September 1961) is a former Australian cricket player. He played as a wicket-keeper.

He began his career in the 1980–81 season with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield as an understudy to Rod Marsh. After Marsh's retirement he became the number one state keeper and eventually the Australian Test keeper. He played ten Test matches between 1986 and 1987 when Australia were far from the top team in the world, touring New Zealand and India. He also played 22 One Day Internationals.

Zoehrer claims he was replaced as first-choice keeper after a personality clash with Australian coach and newly appointed selector, Bob Simpson.[1] He was replaced firstly by Greg Dyer and then Ian Healy. Zoehrer did, though, tour England twice, in 1989 and 1993, as Healy's deputy. Zoehrer played his final One Day International in 1994, at Perth vs South Africa, seven years after his previous appearance again as a replacement for a rested Healy.

Zoehrer was a successful and popular keeper for Western Australia with a state record of 360 dismissals and also took 38 first-class wickets with his leg break bowling. In both of his tours of England he topped the first class bowling averages for the Australians on tour, taking 1 wicket for 9 runs in 1989[2] and 12 wickets at an average of 20.8 in 1993.[3] However he never bowled at Test or One Day International level. He was controversially replaced by NSW's Adam Gilchrist at the beginning of the 1994-95 season and never played first class or list-A cricket again.

Zoehrer later played and coached cricket in the Netherlands and wrote an autobiography, "The Gloves Are Off".[4]

Zoehrer played professional Australian rules football with Western Australian Football League (WAFL) club East Fremantle in 1982.[5]

Tim Zoehrer's Test career batting performance.


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